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Standing applications to reduce fees and streamline processing for VRQA-registered RTOs

New arrangements for RTOs registered by the VRQA will reduce fees and make it easier for eligible RTOs to keep their scope of registration up-to-date.

On 18 August 2014, the Minister for Higher Education and Skills directed the VRQA to allow eligible RTOs to make a standing application to amend their scope of registration in certain circumstances.

A standing application will authorise the VRQA to amend an RTO’s scope of registration when:

  • an amendment to a training package product already on the RTO’s scope of registration occurs; and
  • the training package product has been determined by the relevant Industry Skills Council to be equivalent to the current unit of competency or qualification it is superseding.

RTOs wishing to lodge a standing application will need to complete Form E: Standing Application for Amendments to Training Packages and submit this to the VRQA. The VRQA has produced a Guide to Form E to assist RTOs with this task.

There is no fee to lodge a standing application or in relation to changes to an RTO’s existing scope of registration made under a standing application. 

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